Calgary, AB (March 30, 2016): On March 24th, Dr. David Swann had the pleasure of presenting the cheques for Alberta Culture and Tourism grants to deserving organizations in his Calgary Mountain View constituency.
“It is a great joy to be able to present these kinds of grants,” said Swann. “The organizations who receive them do amazing things for our communities.”
“These two recipients are a perfect example of the diversity government grants make possible.” Swann continued. “One is a community service organization helping those in need and the other hosted a fantastic event that drew together not just the community, but the whole province.”
Swann stopped first at Norfolk Housing Association, an organization that provides affordable housing in Hillhurst-Sunnyside areas of Calgary. There, he delivered a $35,000.00 cheque to aid in the renovation of the Association’s community infrastructure.
“This investment in community infrastructure is critical to building inclusive, accessible and collaborative community spaces,” Executive Director Maya Kambeitz says. “The revitalization made possible by this grant will provide opportunities for community members to convene critical conversations and collaborations to address some of the most pressing social challenges Albertan’s face.”
Swann’s next destination was the North Hill Community Curling Club who hosted the 2016 Alberta Provincial Championships in January. This event brought the community out and launched the run of eventual Canadian Champions, Team Carey. The grant for North Hill was in the amount of $41,250.00, aiding in the costs of hosting this prestigious event.
“We understand that during these times of financial stress on the Provincial budget, the funding of events of this nature can be difficult,” said tournament chair, Darrell Demick. “We really do appreciate the effort and funding provided by the Government of Alberta.”
“Both these groups are a credit to their community and are deserved recipients of the Culture Grants,” Swann concluded. “I really encourage more organizations to apply.”